Athletics Director taking New Role at Quinnipiac; DU will Conduct National Search
After nearly 10 years as director of athletics at Duquesne University, Greg Amodio has accepted an offer to be the new director of athletics and recreation at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
"The University is grateful for Greg's leadership. He has done a great deal to enhance Duquesne's entire athletic program, from improving our facilities to increasing the numbers of coaches and scholarships, as well as raising operating budgets," said Dr. Charles Dougherty, Duquesne University president. "We wish him well in his new endeavor."
Amodio's last day at Duquesne will be Thursday, July 2, 2015.
"I am extremely proud of the numerous accomplishments we have realized during my time at Duquesne University. These achievements are due to the hard work demonstrated by our coaches and staff and the dedication of our student athletes to compete at the highest academic and athletic levels," said Amodio. "I will always be grateful to Dr. Dougherty for the opportunity to serve the University and his continued commitment to the athletic department."
Dougherty has named Phillip Racicot interim director of athletics. Racicot currently serves as associate athletics director for administration. A national search will begin immediately.
Since Amodio's tenure began in August 2005, Duquesne University's Department of Athletics has experienced its most successful seasons in the University's history; earned consistent recognition for student athlete performance in the classroom; and significantly enhanced and improved various athletic facilities while growing its fan base and donor support.
With athletes playing among 16 different teams, the University achieved its most successful season in Duquesne athletics history in 2013-2014 under Amodio's leadership, with all but one team advancing to Atlantic 10 championship play. The women's volleyball and women's cross country teams won Atlantic 10 championships; the football team won a share of the Northeast Conference title; and women's indoor and outdoor track finished second in the A-10.
Amodio's efforts to raise Duquesne athletics' profile led to the University's selection as host site for rounds of the prestigious NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 2012, 2015 and again in 2018.
Amodio has a master's degree in exercise physiology from the City University of New York, Queens College, and a bachelor's degree in education from Davis & Elkins College.
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